In the modern era of gaming, most of the brunt of PC games is put on graphics cards, which have advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. But that doesn’t mean a good processor won’t make a world of difference. Every game, program, and application available at the moment still needs to run most of its data through some kind of processor; the question is: which one is best?
We will take a look at some of the best CPUs on the market at the moment, and what to expect from them.
Intel Core i9-9900K
Despite AMD gaining some serious ground in the last two years, Intel remains king of the hill with their 9900K. This is the processor of choice when it comes to just about anything, and in many ways its large processing power makes it overkill for most daily activities. From gaming to illustration to real money slots Canada games, the 9900K proves its the best in every sector, thanks to its base clock of 3.6GHz and a turbo clock that can push that up to 5GHz, along with 8 cores and 16 threads. The biggest downside to the 9900K, apart from the high price, is that it will require aftermarket cooling, as standard cooling doesn’t quite do the job.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
One of the best CPUs that AMD has on offer right now, the Ryzen 5 was released as part of the company’s latest range of high-quality processors for an affordable price. While not quite as powerful as the 9900K, the 2600X is a solid choice for those wanting good performance but don’t want to spend the high-asking price of an Intel. The 2600X boasts 6 cores and 12 threads, with a base clock of 3.6GHz. It’s not the best choice in terms of overclocking, but for most modern games and applications the 2600X should prove more than adequate.
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
The 2200G is aimed at those that want a fully functioning computer that is able to handle most if not all modern gaming requirements. The chip is among the slowest of the modern CPU range, but it does come with integrated Vega 8 graphics, meaning that it’s able to run a computer without the need of a graphics card. It consists of 4 cores and 4 threads with a base clock of 3.5Ghz, and while it can’t boast the power of the other entries on the list, it comes out as a good choice thanks to its low asking price.
Intel Core i9 7900X
Back to the big-hitters, the 7900K is an extreme multi-threaded performance chip that boasts a ton of power and a high asking price. With 10 cores and 20 threats, the 7900X is the perfect choice for a workstation rig, and is aimed at High End Desktop enthusiasts. It’s nearly as fast as the 8700K in terms of gaming, and the extra lanes means that it can run SLI like a dream.